News / May 22, 2020 L.A. County Announces New Openings in Time for Memorial Day Weekend

Los Angeles County has announced three new openings in advance of the holiday weekend, allowing increased outdoor and retail activities for residents. Beach bike paths are now open, indoor malls can open for curbside service, and car parades will be allowed.  Beach Bike Paths and Parking Lots The opening of bike paths follows the May...

News / May 22, 2020 California to Reduce Number of Medical Surge Sites

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Wednesday announced reductions in medical surge sites set up throughout the state. Two leased hospital sites are expected to close next month and several other alternate care facilities will be placed into warm shutdown status to remain available as surge capacity should...

News / May 22, 2020 Tracking COVID-19 Cases Reported In Pasadena

Editor's Note: This page will be updated as information becomes available. City Cases Deaths Pasadena 784 77 May 21 As of Thursday, the Pasadena Public Health Department has reported a total of 790 cases in the city, an increase of six cases from Wednesday. Unfortunately, public health is also reporting an additional two deaths associated...

News / May 21, 2020 Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities

By Terry Miller The massive economic effect of COVID-19 has been acutely arduous on restaurants which were already financially fraught before the pandemic caused a shutdown of watering holes and eateries. Initially, many restaurants tapped into the take-out and delivery options only to find out that this was not sustainable, especially if third party delivery...

News / May 21, 2020 L.A. County Supervisors to Consider Appointing IG for Skilled Nursing Homes

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger will ask the Board of Supervisors to appoint — for the first time — an Inspector General (IG) to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The motion also calls for bringing in the Auditor-Controller...

News / May 21, 2020 Pasadena Joins Great Plates Delivered Program

The City of Pasadena is participating in the State of California’s Great Plates Delivered initiative. In partnership with local restaurants, the City will provide three home-delivered meals per day to qualifying older adults. Great Plates Delivered helps adults 65 and older, and adults 60-64 who are at high risk from COVID-19 stay home and stay healthy,...

News / May 21, 2020 Pasadena Public Health Director Requests Local Control over Re-opening

City of Pasadena Public Health Director Dr. Ying-Ying Goh has contacted the California Department of Public Health (CADPH) advocating for local control over the reopening process. Up until now, Pasadena has been required to follow the state’s guidelines and the only local control was the ability to have stricter guidelines than the state. The governor...

News / May 20, 2020 Supervisor Barger Identifies Target Date of July 4 for Safe Reopening

On Tuesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger chaired the second convening of the Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force, collaborating with key leaders to discuss the business and cultural interests of the County, and expressed a goal for the safe reopening of Los Angeles County as early as July 4.  The meeting provided each sector leader with the...

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City of Pasadena Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen
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City of Pasadena Tennis and Pickleball Courts Reopen

The City of Pasadena Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services has reopened certain non-contact amenities and park areas, including tennis and pickleball courts, the archery range, casting pond, and community gardens. With guidance from the County of Los Angeles and the Pasadena Public Health Department, additional safety protocols are in place and can be…

L.A. County Increases COVID-19 Testing With A New Site
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L.A. County Increases COVID-19 Testing With A New Site

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community-testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, a new testing site opened last Wednesday, May 13, in Los Angeles County at ChapCare’s Vacco Health Center located at 10408 Vacco St., Suite A, South El Monte, CA 91733. This new site is one of 80…

L.A. County to Launch App for Reporting Price Gouging, Scams
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L.A. County to Launch App for Reporting Price Gouging, Scams

During the COVID-19 emergency, consumer fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. Reports of price gouging of essential goods have been widespread during the pandemic. In response, the L.A. County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA), which is charged with enforcing L.A. County’s…

California Task Force Calls on Congress for $1T in Aid for Local Governments
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California Task Force Calls on Congress for $1T in Aid for Local Governments

Members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to pass $1 trillion in direct relief for state and local governments. “State, local and tribal governments are critical to our recovery. In the short-term, they must be able to scale-up necessary programs, like contact tracing and testing,”…

California Public Health Announces New Regional Variance Opportunity
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California Public Health Announces New Regional Variance Opportunity

Given statewide and local capacity to respond to COVID-19, including stability in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and the ability to provide personal protective equipment to workers in essential sectors, the California Department of Public Health announced Tuesday an opportunity for counties to move through Stage 2, opening additional sectors of their economy at their own pace. To qualify,…

Los Angeles County Launches New WiFi Locator Tool
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Los Angeles County Launches New WiFi Locator Tool

The ability to access the internet has become a critical necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Internet access is key to schools’ online learning programs, and is the gateway that connects members of the public who are in need of federal, state, and local emergency information and resources that are obtained online.  However, the reality is…

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